There wasn’t really any surprises in the quarter finals. The higher seeds picked the right waves and were rewarded with bigger scores.
Heat 1 Felipe Toldeo put on a display of past crisp surfing and defeated Joel Parkinson 16.66 to 8.90. After a restart, Felipe got busy and never looked back.
Heat 2 was similar as Adriano Desouza picked the right waves and beat Wiggoly Dantas 12.67 to 8.83.
Heat 3 saw Mick Fanning pick off the good set waves and beat Adrian Buchan 15.13 to 7.50.
Heat 4 had a little more controversy as an interference was called against Nat Young, when he accidentally grabbed Gabriel Medina’s leash. So one of Nat’s waves was only scored at 50%, making a victory nearly impossible. Medina beat Young 11.34 to 9.44.